April 13, 2021

The Hamster

Top Gear

– TV motoring host Richard Hammond is enjoying the Malvern Hills scenery using a sky blue classic Triumph.

April 11, 2021

Full of Beans

Orange Peel

– triple beast from the Venetian province. 90hp giving a near 150mph performance which is plenty of Vitamin C from the citrus rocket.

April 10, 2021

The Wall

How can you
have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

We don’t need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

April 9, 2021

The Duke

Prince Philip Windsor-Mountbatten 1921-2021

– mini bike madness across Sandringham astride a red monkey called Easy Rider. Not quite Wyatt on his Stars ‘n’ Strioed tank’d Captain America but a fun bag of festivity nonetheless.

April 8, 2021

Canis lupus

Bobby Wolf

– another gorgeous pencil sketch from the able hand of Benedicte Waryn; who carried out the chopper riding hare earlier this week.

April 6, 2021

Lepus ssp.

Hare Rider

– lovely pencil illustration by artist Benedicte Waryn of a pre-unit Triumph chopper with a “hare-brained” owner. So much to like about the detailed drawing: from the clothing; to the custom bike; and the lush fur of the hare’s head.

April 5, 2021

Black ‘n’ White

Heart of a Tiger

– good solid British engineering.

April 4, 2021

White Rabbits

White Light

– a splendid ride to the Wisconsin State Line in unseasonably warm weather on this Easter Sunday. Clear skies with temperatures in the upper sixties had us ride through the budding trees and scrub lacing Lake County’s gentle landscape. The occasional whiff of scorched vegetation from controlled prairie burning drifted across the roadway. Overhead buzzards circled across the scrubby farm fields. The oil change carried out the day before had the smooth triple engine running extra silky.

April 2, 2021

A Verdant Workshop

Falcon

– another photo of Ewan and his favorite marque. This is a caféd Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone. The famous bacon slicer flywheel obvious on the drive side. The green color scheme of the workshop furniture even matches the fuel tank.

April 1, 2021

Half a C

Fifty & Nifty

– Jedi Knight and heroin addict Ewan McGregor is 50 today. Here’s an old photo of him as an aspiring actor living in Primrose Hill in the early nineties. His first bike for hoofing around the Big Smoke was a T3 Moto Guzzi dressed up to look like a Le Mans.

March 31, 2021

Can’t miss me…

Fluorescent Fuel

– someone has done a plasti-coat treatment to their gas tank. In invigorating yellow like a highlighter pen. the other road users will certainly see you!

March 30, 2021

New Horizons

Panorama

– like this fella parked with his white Tiger on a Kentucky overlook we need to look out to distant possibilities to broaden our experiences.

It’s getting to be the time of year to start thinking of destinations, and hence experiences, further afield.

March 29, 2021

Fast Bloke

Geoff Duke (1923-2015)

– Top rated TT racer from the Merseyside region, Geoff had multiple wins road racing in the mid C20th. Here’s a photo at the ‘52 Assen GP where he took victory on this 350 Norton featherbed machine. Geoff would have been 98 today.

March 28, 2021

Orange is not the only Fruit

Start the week off with a shot of Vitamin Cee

– Bonneville with a fiery tank and surly gal. Warmer weather ahead as the season develops. Fresh days ahead.

March 27, 2021

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

Flaming Triumph

A red frame does look smart on an early seventies Bonneville. The large oil filled frame gives weight to the accent color.